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    DescriptionCollapsing stock markets, melting ice caps, floods, tornadoes, terrorism ...When it comes to bad news, we've never had it so good. Perhaps it is time to be a little more optimistic? That's what Laurence Shorter decided. And that's why he set himself the challenge of meeting the world's most cheerful people. Surely with the help of Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson and Bill Clinton, Laurence can find the secret to inner happiness. But first things first - how on Earth is he going to get to meet them?

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    The Optimist
    One Man's Search for the Brighter Side of Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence Shorter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847671288
    ISBN 10: 1847671284

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    DC22: 158
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: QDTS
    Edition statement
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Laurence Shorter worked in the business world for a decade before making the move into writing and comedy in 2001. Since then he has done a one-man show at the Edinburgh Festival, written for the BBC, Channel 4, the Independent, Observer and opendemocracy.net, and toured some of the capital's finest pubs as a comedy dancer. Laurence was born in New York and raised in Edinburgh. Today he lives in South London.
    Review quote
    'Learning how Richard Branson remains eternally cheerful or how a Buddhist monk became known as 'the happiest man in the world' is pretty inspiring.' Metro